Cairns: Last stop in Oz!
Trip Start Feb 06, 2011
44Trip End Sep 15, 2011
The next day, I hopped on the Silverswift which is a 29m catamaran that travels to the outer reefs. There are about a hundred different companies that run tours to the various islands of the Great Barrier Reef. I knew that I wanted a boat that was fast (less time traveling and more time on the actual reefs) and I didn't want to have to dive with 300 other people at the same time. Most of the vessels make trips to the much closer Green Island and Fitzroy Island which are only a few kilometers from the coast
During my last day in Cairns, I took the Skyrail, a 7.5km cableway journey through World Heritage Rainforest. People tend to associate Cairns only with the Great Barrier Reef and forget that the city is surrounded by the amazing rainforest . I visited Tjapukai, an aboriginal cultural park, and I learned how to throw a boomerang and play a digeridoo! It was a jam packed 3 days but now I'm ready for Hong Kong. Food, I'm coming for you!